Thursday, October 13, 2011

Rollercoaster Rides

The writing life resembles a rollercoaster ride.  Full of ups and downs, high times and low times. I've noticed through reading Facebook, blogs and other areas writers peruse, that this week seems to be an up and down week for many writers.  Some are scoring huge writing contracts after years of writing and waiting.  Some have found the agents they've been searching for.  Some are having doubts because nothing seems to be happening right now.  No contacts from agents or publishers, writer's block seems to have set up camp in their brain or the story ideas just don't seem to flow.

The best thing a writer can do if they are in the valley of lows is look at those who have reached a goal or milestone and remember, "That can be me someday!"  Continue to write and continue to read, whether it is a book on craft or a book in your genre.  Cheer your fellow writers on, remembering we all need support, even in our joy. 

And the biggest way to achieve your dreams is to write and write and write!  A agent can't sign you, or a publisher can't offer you a contract, if you don't have anything to submit.  Reach for your dreams and remember that those that have didn't get there overnight.

Does this sound like good advice?  What do you think?  I would love to read your comments.